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Police Officer

Lake Forest, Illinois



City of Lake Forest

255 W. Deerpath

Lake Forest, IL 60045





Salary: $66,135 - $94,287

Population: 19,375

Sworn Officers: 30

Application Deadline: 6/18/17





Wednesday, June 7, 7:00 p.m.


Saturday, June 10, 9:00 a.m.

Deer Path School Multipurpose Gym
67 West Deerpath

Lake Forest, IL

Park in the rear of the building (south side) and enter through the double doors.

Testing is being conducted to create an Eligibility List.


Applications available online only after attending orientation.



Application Deadline:


June 18

Written Exam:


June 24, 9:00 a.m.


Deer Path School Cafeteria

67 West Deerpath

Lake Forest, IL

Oral Exam:


Dates and Times to be determined.


The examiners may ask questions that will enable them to evaluate applicants on speech, alertness, ability to communicate, judgment, emotional stability, intellectual skills, self-confidence, and general fitness for the position.

Age Requirements:

  • At least 21 and not more than 34 years old by August 3, 2017.


Other Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • US citizen or qualified as a “protected individual” pursuant to 8 U.S.C. §1324b(a)(3)(B)

  • Corrected vision to 20/25

Physical Ability:


By July 16, 2017, all applicants passing the written exam must have a valid POWER card. POWER cards will be considered valid within 1 year of issue.

Living Radius:


Police officers are required to live within a 27-mile radius of the Public Safety Building before the end of the 18-month probationary period.

Detailed information is available on the City's website:


(under the Employment tab)


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